Paul Fryers has joined non-standard mortgage lender Mortgages plc as corporate development manager. Fryers role will be to develop and maintain relationships with new and existing networks and corporate lender partners.
Prior to this he was an area manger for the North East for Mortgages plc and has over15 years experience in the industry, having previously worked for Scottish Life Mortgages, Chelsea Building Society and Homeloan Management.
Commenting, Peter Beaumont, sales and marketing director at Mortgages plc, said: ‘Paul’s role is key as regulation looms and distributor panels become more important. With his extensive experience in the industry we know that he can continue to develop the corporate relationships we already have, as well as building new ones.’
Yorkshire Building Society
Yorkshire Building Society has appointed Iain Cornish to the post of chief executive.
Cornish will move over from his present role at the Building Society as general manager, marketing on 1 July. He takes over from David Anderson who, after holding the post for seven years, is moving on to become chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, part of the department of work and pensions.
The Society has also announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors, Colette Bowe and Ed Anderson. Bowe is currently deputy chairman of the audit committee of Thames Water Utilities, chairman of the council of Telecoms Ombudsman Service and is a member of the Statistics Commission. Anderson is currently managing director of Leeds Bradford International Airport.
Christopher Sheridan, chairman of Yorkshire BS, said: ‘I am delighted to announce the appointments of Colette and Ed. They will bring a breadth of experience to the Board of the Society and I am looking forward to working with them.’
Broker software provider Synaptic Systems has appointed Jeremy Fish to the post of managing director.
Fish will oversee the operational management of the company, which provides solutions to over 10,000 advisers.He joins from Misys where he held the position of ITdirector at Misys Financial Services.
Selwyn Herring, chief executive of Synaptic Systems, said: ‘Jeremy has a wealth of experience that will strengthen the Synaptic management team at a time when the continued growth of the company is driving into new and exciting strategic phase. His commitment to service will further enhance the reputation of Synaptic as an innovative company that places equal importance on its quality products and high levels of customer service.’
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has made Melfyn Williams its youngest ever president.
Williams takes over from Julie Westby and plans to use his presidential year to introduce ABTA style recognition of estate agents so that only those who abide by the NAEA’s code of conduct can display its logo. He will also oversee the implementation of the Housing Bill.
Williams said: ‘It is time the process was streamlined, it is time the process was made quicker and easier for the public and it is time to ‘shake up’ all those involved in helping people to buy property. However, there is no point in Government saying it is trying to speed up the process if it is simply moving the delays to the starting blocks. It is not in the estate agent’s interest to slow the process down and it is not in the public’s interest to increase the cost.’